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lie back

verb uk phrasal verb with lie   /laɪ/ us  
to move the top half of your body from a sitting to a lying position: She lay back in the dentist's chair and tried to relax.
Translations of “lie back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 向後躺,向後仰…
in Russian откинуться…
in Turkish uzanmak, yatmak, sırt üstü uzanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向后躺,向后仰…
in Polish położyć się…
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